We are building a welcoming community of people who would like to live their lives a little more thoughtfully, a little more compassionately and a little more actively. Our goal is to bring together people from all walks of life who are good people and who are interested in promoting doing good throughout our region without strings attached. We're looking for kind, compassionate, intelligent, rational and generous people who want to meet similar people. Fellowship and friendship are extremely important to Humanists Doing Good. As a group, we tend to try and look beyond the surface and work hard to identify and solve problems. We want to foster a kinship amongst our members and encourage them to socialize with one another beyond formal events, meetings and activities. We are only as strong as the sum of our members. If our members are friendly, connected, active, promote education, respect the dignity of others, defend human rights, have compassion and accomplish a variety of things, then so will Humanists Doing Good.
Humanists Doing Good also seeks to be a safe haven for people who have found themselves ostracized, bullied or simply disillusioned by religion. We are an organization which takes pride in promoting education based upon reason, evidence and critical thinking. Religion and dogma are not viewed as requirements for living a full, happy, ethical and good life. We acknowledge that churches often do good things and we try to draw upon those good aspects in our own organization. However, we tend to believe that in the end it is important for you to think for yourself and have a questioning mind which evaluates belief based upon evidence.
Our future goal is to obtain a facility that will serve as our gathering place, our place for many activities, our volunteer headquarters and our educational facility. We gather and share wisdom from all cultures, genders and time periods. We acknowledge that there is a lot which can be learned from our collective past, ranging from the words of Gandhi to Eleanor Roosevelt to Jesus to Darwin. We want our members to look for wisdom wherever it may exist, but at the same time to critically evaluate and reflect upon things with rationality and evidence.
All this means that we're working to create a community of people who welcome you regardless of your sexual preference, regardless of your background, regardless of your skin color, regardless of what your parents' beliefs were and regardless of what your job position is. If you're interested in learning, have an open mind, are interested in helping others, and are interested in personal growth, then Humanists Doing Good is probably ready for you to join.
Please use the Contact Us link in the menu to introduce yourself to us and to find out more information about Humanists Doing Good.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead